Situation: The Horde has lost contact with Okri’lon in the Blasted Lands amidst reports of strange-looking Orcs swarming the area. Even more threatening, the Dark Portal has turned blood-red, and reports indicate that these Orcs – dubbed “The Iron Horde” – are moving through the portal. Warchief Vol’jin has called upon the Horde’s greatest champions in this time of need, and so – naturally – High Chieftain Bloodhoof has nominated the Corps.
Mission: The Tauren Marines participate in the Iron Vanguard, a Horde-wide effort to recon the Dark Portal and discover the source of its disturbance, repel the Iron Horde invaders, and restore Horde control to Okril’on.
Execution: Tauren Marines will report at the Shattered Landing on 01 November at 1900 server time for a formation, briefing, and pre-combat checks and inspections. The TMC will then conduct a Recon by Fire, answering these priority intelligence requirements for High Chieftain Bloodhoof:
1) What has become of Horde forces at Okri’lon?
2) Where is the Iron Horde coming from?
3) Who is leading the invasion?
4) What is the combat strength of the Iron Horde invasion force?
The TMC will accomplish this by re-taking Okri’lon. Once the fortress is under Horde control, the Tauren Marines will move to the Dark Portal and assess the strength of the foe…. most likely by charging into a frontal attack.
Once all priority intelligence requirements have been answered, the Tauren Marines will reconsolidate, report to High Chieftain Bloodhoof, and prepare for follow on missions.
Service Support: Material support will come from the Guild Bank. Marines should pull any necessary resources from the bank before first formation. Once we are in the Blasted Lands, we are on our own – there will be little to no Horde support.
Command and Signal: Bull 1 will lead this mission. Succession of command is Bull 1, Bull 2. If the chain of command is broken, Marines are to fall back and report to High Chieftain Bloodhoof. All communications will be done over /CowNet.
For the Tribes; for Mulgore; and FOR THE HORDE.